Rob Pincus

SFD Responder Ankle Medical Kit

Rob Pincus
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Everyone who takes their personal defense and the protection of their loved ones seriously knows it’s a great idea to have an emergency medical kit close at hand when you’re in a public space or in your workplace, vehicle, or home. In the past that wasn’t always convenient — but the SFD Responder is a game changer.

Ankle Carry

Many people use ankle carry for self-defense tools, and in recent years, even for an emergency medical kit. Rob Pincus has never found ankle carry comfortable until now. He has been wearing an SFD Responder Ankle Medical Kit for seven consecutive days and experimenting with different loads and equipment to carry in it. At the moment he has three items loaded into three of the kit’s pouches: a hemostatic agent, another hemostatic agent impregnated into gauze, and a tourniquet. These three items are specifically designed to stop bleeding in an emergency situation.

What makes the SFD Responder tenable for ankle carry?

Rob has tried ankle carry of firearms and emergency medical kits, but never found this carry method comfortable or convenient, or the carry gear durable. This is where the SFD Responder sets itself apart. It’s incredibly comfortable, it’s made from high-quality materials, and the design, by Alessandro Padovani and Frog Pro, is really well thought-out.

The pouches adjust to different sizes. The tourniquet can be staged with the flap hanging out for quick access. The combination of secure hold of the equipment and quick release of the equipment is what will help you in an emergency, especially if you’re the one who’s injured and you’re administering self-aid.

The SFD Responder will fit many different emergency medical kit items. Besides a tourniquet and hemostatic agent as Rob is carrying, a Benchmade Safety Cutter, Sharpie, lights, and bandages are possible choices.

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3 Responses to “SFD Responder Ankle Medical Kit”

  1. Norris Medley

    So how much is it.

  2. Matt

    From personal experience, I highly recommend putting a rubber band around the TQ to secure it to the ankle rig. I've carried an ankle rig (different brand) daily for 5+ yrs. Only problem I've experienced is I lost a TQ in a foot pursuit one night & learned the rubber band trick after that. Doesn't slow my deployment, but much more secure. TQs should be at least as prolific as concealed weapons. Carry one, they save lives

  3. Matt Kirkhart

    Not sure of your afilliation with SFD, but their customer service is terrible. Actually it is non-existent. I ordered the ankle kit after seeing your review back in October. They gladly took my money and that was the last I heard from them. I have tried every form of contacting them several times and I get nothing in return. I don’t believe this is how you conduct business and I’m sure that you would not associate yourself with a company that conducts business in such a manner. I know it is not PDN’s problem, just thought you should know what you are putting your name on.

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